Rose Mangogna, President of Kings Park Soccer Club and Peter Schneider, President of Village of the Branch Soccer Club join forces, under the guidance of the KP/VOB TOPSoccer Coordinator: Joe Gunning to bring TOPSoccer to Smithtown.
On April 19, 2015, TOPSoccer opened up at Tiffany Field.
TOPSoccer is a program that brings soccer to children with special needs. There were many players and coaches down at the field having a great time learning the skills of soccer and playing modified games. Coaches were high school students:Katie Gunning, Mandie Scott, Noelle Perciballi, Paul Schiappa, Sarah Zdanowski, and Vincent Mangogna. Teachers and parents who stepped up and volunteered to work with these soccer players were Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Cohen, Pete Schneider, Rose Mangogna, Joe Gunning, and Scott KPSC- CAS trainer. TOPSoccer players were: Zoe, Jake, Jake, Gabriel, Anthony, and William,
Fun was had by all. Everyone is looking forward to next Sunday, if anyone is interested in signing up as a player visit www.kpsc.org.
Comments from parents of the players:
“Hey Coach Joe, just wanted let you know my daughter had a really great time yesterday! I can tell it made her really happy and boosted her self esteem. She can’t wait till next week. Thank you and everyone who made it possible.”
“Thank you Joe! We had a great time. I wanted to talk a bit more, but I got choked up a few times watching my son having such fun.”